And you thought Yoda was old. A 1,400-year-old tree, Ginkgo biloba, also known as maidenhair tree, maybe old and even ancient, but its beauty attracts people all around the world. The golden ocean is left each year under the Ginkgo tree when fall comes closing in. Ginkgo trees are so ancient, they have been around at the same time as dinosaurs, and the last dinosaurs lived 66 million years ago. A species, older than first men. They are extremely adaptable and can grow almost under any temperate or Mediterranean climate. Ginkgo is resistant to pollution and pests, so it’s no wonder now how it survived all those millenniums. This specific tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Chinese region – Zhongnan Montain. Another incredible fact about these species is that they are also a source of food and have various medical benefits well recognized in traditional Eastern medicine.
Ginko Biloba, also known as Maidenhair tree
Location – Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Chinese region – Zhongnan Montain
Ginkgo trees were around since the dinosaurs and even before – 270 million years ago!
To put things in perspective: the first dinosaur appeared around 230 million years ago, and went extinct around 66 m.y. ago, and first men appeared just after the dinosaur extinction.
These wondrous species lived through all this time and this specific tree is 1,400 years old